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SLMC crisis taken to CBK: Remove Rauff from cabinet — Hafrath
by Prasad Gunewardene The Island: The General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) M. Hafrath, who was sacked from the party by its leader Rauff Hakeem from Oslo, Norway on Sunday night, met President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Monday and conveyed that the Supreme Council of the party ha...
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Lanka-Japan ties go to new heights
Daily Mirror:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in Japan yesterday for a four-day visit which was expected to take close ties between the two countries to new heights in various fields. Japan's Senior Deputy Foreign Minister Tetsuro Yano welcoming Mr. Wickremesinghe at the Tokyo airport s...
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Court restrains SLMC leader
By Susitha R. Fernando Daily Mirror: The SLMC dissidents yesterday got an enjoining order from the Colombo District court restraining party leader Rauff Hakeem from functioning as party leader or exercising any powers till the court hears the case and takes a final decision. Additional District Jud...
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Second court opened in LTTE-controlled East
Daily Mirror:The second Thamileelam law court in the eastern province was opened on Monday in the LTTE-controlled Kattaiparichchan village in the Muttur east area, the pro-LTTE Tamilnet website reported yesterday. "Our judiciary is eight years old and Thamileelam law courts are established in areas...
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Detained journalist Win Tin again transferred to Rangoon general hospital
Burma: Dec. 03: Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) and the Burma Media Association (of Burmese journalists in exile) today voiced their concern about the health of detained journalist and pro-democracy activist Win Tin, who was transferred to Rangoon general hospital on...
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New members for NLD
The Nationa League for Democracy (NLD) has decided to accept new membership, according to the party spokesman U Lwin. The decision came about after the recent Shan State trip of Daw Aung San Auu Kyi. The NLD spokesman, U Lwin said NLD is preparing to accept new members but no new members having be...
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Sri Lankan PM says committed to peace with rebels
By Masayuki Kitano Tokyo (Reuters), Dec. 04: - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, said on Wednesday his country was committed to making peace with Tamil Tiger rebels and that Japan could help support the process as the nation's biggest aid donor. His comments in Tokyo came a day aft...
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No one should Dare other than the Tamil Tigers.
By K.T.Rajasingham Whether it is development, or bringing in funds for the development projects in the North and East of Sri Lanka, it is only the Tamil Tigers should do and no one else should dare to interfere. Tamil National Alliance Members of Parliament told this to the two Malaysian Tamil Depu...
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Concern expressed over the Security of the Sri Lankan President.
Presidential secretariat had expressed its disappoint for the failure of the police for not taking action against those who have repeatedly perpetrated criminal acts in the North Western region of the country. Furthermore President’s security concern too was expressed for immediate action. Secreta...
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Anton Balasingham issues Warning to Jayalalithaa.
Anton Balasingham Issued A Warning to Jayalalithaa Jayaram Tamil Nadu Chief Minister while addressing in the Heroes day meeting in London. Tamil political sources allege that the chief negotiator of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Anton Balasingham has issued a warning on the life...
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Today the Peace Talks is slated to deal with core political issues
Oslo, Dec 4: The peace delegates belonging to the rival groups from Sri Lanka began their discussion on the core political issues here today, a day after announcing a “breakthrough” with contentious political issues taken up for discussion, officials said. The Sri Lankan government and the rebel L...
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Foreign aid key to Norways peace bid in Sri Lanka
Oslo, Dec. 02: - Sri Lanka's warring parties have virtually pledged not to return to war, but Norwegian peace brokers believe the durability of the fragile peace could largely depend on foreign aid and how it is spent. International donors pledged 60 to 70 million dollars in immediate humanit...
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Talks Resumes in Oslo, where both sides reached agreement on some minor issues.
Oslo, Norway, Dec. 03: Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels held a session of peace talks in Oslo on Monday but Norway predicted that many more meetings would be needed to end Asia's longest-running conflict. The two sides reached agreement on some minor issues despite the absence of...
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Indian fishing trawlers arrested in Sri Lankan waters
According to Sri Lankan Army ews, four Indian fishing trawlers in Sri Lankan waters were arrested by Naval troops with fourteen fishermen on board on 30 November 2002 around 1.35 p.m. while they were engaged in fishing in the general sea area of Karaitivu. Naval troops have also sighted abou...
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PMs report of Prabhakarans shift to one Lanka an attempt to fool country – Mangala
The Island:Chief Opposition Whip Mangala Samaraweera said that the latest episode of the tragi-comedy on the future of our country enacted in various capitals of the world has now gone from the sublime to the ridiculous with the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka demeaning his position to that of the pre...
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North-East Development: PA to sound alert to Indian leaders
by Zacki Jabbar The Island:Presidential Adviser and former Foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgarmar said , yesterday that the People’s Alliance delegation visiting India would urge the Indian leadership to "study" and also be "alert" to developments in the North-East of Sri Lanka vis-a -vis the on-g...
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SLMC rebel group nominates Subaideen as new leader
by Franklin R. Satyapalan The Island:The continuing leadership discontentment in the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) erupted into the open, creating an imminent split in the party with the rebel group of four MPs led by its former chairman and Minister A. L. M. Athaullah going ahead to nominate S...
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Economy likely to grow 5.2% next year, says TDRI
Bangkok, Dec 3 (TNA): – Thailand Development Research Institute expects the Thai economy could enjoy a maximum growth of 5.2% next year should the country’s export expand considerably. Speaking at a seminar on “Thai Economic Outlook in 2003 and SME Business Opportunity,” Chalongphob Sussangkarn, T...
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Cambodias Pol Potists want to avoid trial
Dec. 02:Surviving Khmer Rouge leaders have urged the United Nations not to put them on trial for genocide. Instead, they want a Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up capable of detailing how two million people perished under the regime. Former prime minister Khieu Samphan says he and other sen...
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Cambodian activists want Khmer Rouge trail
Dec. 03: Activists in Cambodia say the country's surviving Khmer Rouge leaders should be put on trial, rather than escape prosecution by testifying to a truth and reconciliation commission. Senior Khmer Rouge leader, Khieu Samphan, says he wants a truth and reconciliation commission, modelled on S...
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